Definition of entombment in English:


Line breaks: en¦tomb|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtuːmˌm(ə)nt
, ɛn-/


[mass noun]
  • The placing of a dead body in a tomb; interment: the entombment of Christ
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    • He was also one of the first American paleontologists to draw attention to taphonomic processes: the environments of death, decay, burial, and entombment.
    • The town's cemetery is packed to overflowing, and unless families can pay the requisite sum for eternal entombment, bodies are evicted after five years.
    • The solution is entombment in the deep sediments of abyssal plains in the oceans that now cover 71 percent of the planet.
    interment, laying to rest, burial, burying, consignment to the grave, committal, inhumation; funeral, obsequies
    rare exequies

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